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Largest New Kingdom Temple Found In Egypt
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of the largest New Kingdom temple ever discovered in Egypt. According to recent reports ,the temple was found by an Egyptian Archaeological Mission at Tel-Hebua known in Pharaonic times as Tharo an area from where the ancient Egyptian army embarked on military campiagns along Egypt's eastern borders.The temple covered an area of 80 by 70 meters is built of mud brick decorated with paintings.It consists of four rectangular halls containing a total of 34 columns,three limestone purification basins and a number of secondary chapels suggesting that the temple was an important religious centre on Egypt's eastern front. The site is heavily fortified and surrounded by a four metre thick wall.Paintings featuring Horus,Hathor,Tefnut,Montu and Renenutet were unearthed within the temple walls along with others showing kings Tuthmosis II and Ramses II.